The objective of this meeting was to kick start the project, gathering together all project staff for the first time and outside experts in order to discuss ‘What is European Bioethics’? followed promptly by the question ‘What is the future of European Bioethics’?
The workshop consisted of 17 presentations in total from both project partners, junior researchers and experts in the field of bioethics, several other invited attendees also participated during group discussion. A welcome aside to our main questions of the workshop was the section ‘Bioethics in Fiction. Chaired by Professor Andy Miah and including presentations from award winning author Hazel McHaffie and PhD student Natasha Burns; Bioethics in Fiction saw each presenter outlining different representations of bioethical issues in popular media and their impact to the general public.
Mark Cutter, Dr Floris Tomasini, Natasha Burns, Keiran Bellis, Emma Neale-Edwards, Felicity Marwood, Prof. Matti Hayry, Dr. Tuija Tukala, Prof. Ruth Chadwick , Dr Choon Key Chekar, Dr Paul Mcarthy, Prof. Bert Gordijn, Dr. Bjorn Hoffman, Jens Erik Paulsen, Prof. Soren Holm, Dr Rebecca Bennett, Dr David Hunter, Dr Angus Dawson, Daniela Cutas, Dr. Hazel McHaffie, Prof. Nigel Cameron, Prof. Andy Miah, Prof. Juliet Lodge
This short animation introduced the project to workshop attendee's and presented the themes for discussion during the two day workshop.